I'm still enjoying my Easter holiday and I've had more time to make lovely things.
I like the ease of felt; it's portable and JOLLY!
I'm trying to put some handmade things together for my sister's birthday and I dreamt up these little beauties after seeing some felt hearts somewhere on my internet travels (can't recall where at the moment).
At first, I thought I could hang loads on a length of wool as a banner but it would take too long.
Then, I thought as a brooch they'd be a bit too twee, for Katie.
She doesn't wear things in her hair very often, so I thought they'd be good as fridge magnets for holding lists or photos.
But they could easily be used as any of the things I've mentioned.
Below you will find a makery guide:
You will need:
2 x Felt rectangles (mine measured 5cm by 7cm)
Contrasting embroidery thread
Soft stuffing (or shred the left-over felt from the off cuts when cutting out the hearts - it's eaily enough)
A wooden skewer (to poke in the stuffing)
A peg, magnet or brooch or hair clip.
|Free-hand draw a heart (the more lopsided the better!) onto two pieces of felt of the same size.|
|Until you've got loads|
|Thread your contrasting thread, making sure the knot is inside the felt pieces.|
|Back stitch all the way round.|
|Stuff your heart. Not too much, you want it to be puffed but not bursting!|
|Turn it onto its back, knot it and thread the remainder right through for neatness, cut it and gently encourage it back in.|
|Next choose your weapon and hot glue the heart onto it.|
|If you like the peg magnet: hot glue your magnet to the peg.|
|Hot glue the heart to the other side.|
|I like it on the wonk.|